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Begonia harlingii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia harlingii
Species Authority: L.B.Sm. & Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Quintana, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from six subpopulations, the most recently recorded in 1997. According to X. Cornejo (pers. comm.) the species forms dense subpopulations in very wet coastal forests. Protected inside the Bilsa private reserve, inside the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul, and also found in several private haciendas on Ecuador’s coast. May also occur inside the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. The principal threats are illegal deforestation and habitat destruction. Considered Endangered due to the massive alteration of coastal forests over the last 50 years.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Begonia harlingii is endemic to Ecuador. It is known only from six subpopulations occurring in Bolívar, Esmeraldas and Los Rios provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid coastal forest (0–750 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Principal threats are illegal deforestation and habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas in Ecuador.

Citation: Quintana, C. & Pitman, N. 2003. Begonia harlingii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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